The Overview Effect

Not many people get to go into space, but it’s been described by those who have as an extremely moving experience. Particularly is the aspect of being able to look back on the Earth from space, contrasting the one planet humans occupy against the enormity of the universe. Interestingly, it has been found that doing […]

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Ring Habitats in Space

A science fiction series known for revolutionizing the FPS (First-Person-Shooter) genre of videogames, Halo, depicts a future war between humanity and an alien alliance known as the Covenant. As the title suggests, a major plot point of the game involves giant structures called “halos” built by an ancient alien race. While everything else in the […]

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Beginning of a new Space Race?

Although the United States bears the title of the only country to place astronauts on the moon, the situation for NASA has dimmed in recent years. With the cancellation of the Space Shuttle program, NASA no longer has a viable means for transporting men and material to the International Space Station (ISS), as the planned […]

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